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We should be less euphoric about the Ramaphosa moment

We should be less euphoric about the Ramaphosa moment

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     23rd March 2018 In his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about  a new dawn, hope and renewal. Quoting from the song Thuma Mina (send... 

Decisive shift in energy debate

Decisive shift in energy debate

By: Terence Creamer     23rd March 2018 South Africans should be in no doubt that the content and tone of the conversation about electricity has shifted decisively, notwithstanding the... 

 South Africa can balance its water system, but the clock is ticking

South Africa can balance its water system, but the clock is ticking

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd March 2018 South Africa’s water system hangs in the balance, as residents of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela Bay know all too well. But around the world cities,... 

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Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

20th March 2018 Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said... 

 Will the ‘Ramaphosa dawn’ ripple across SADC?

Will the ‘Ramaphosa dawn’ ripple across SADC?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      20th March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa recently completed his first official tour of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region since becoming... 

Ramaphosa makes noises about backing small business. It's about time

Ramaphosa makes noises about backing small business. It's about time

19th March 2018 South Africa’s new president, Cyril Rampahosa, is promising to free up and propel the country’s small business sector and its natural partner... 

Pit toilet school deaths and human dignity

Pit toilet school deaths and human dignity

By: Raymond Suttner     18th March 2018 This week we mark Human Rights Day, on the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre of 1960. It comes in the wake of the second known death of a... 

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in South Africa

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in South Africa

16th March 2018 Every year South African investigative journalists are recognised for their hard work when the winners of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative... 

 Why the African Union needs a stable Ethiopia

Why the African Union needs a stable Ethiopia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th March 2018 African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his services to the government of Ethiopia amid political upheaval in the... 

Is there a plan?

Is there a plan?

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2018 The change to South Africa’s electricity balance over the past few years has been well documented. Nevertheless it is still quite remarkable. The... 

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